starnini elisabettaPosition: Senior Researcher of Prehistory and Protohistory (LANT01)
Department: Civilizations and Forms of Knowledge (CFS)

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Research lines in Heritage Science

• Research design in Archaeological petrology, archaeometry of lithic materials and ceramics, application and development of innovative and non-invasive analytical methods for the characterization of raw materials, prehistoric stone artefacts, and raw material sourcing in archaeology (lithics, ceramics).
• Research design in Absolute dating and radiocarbon chronology.
• Research design in Paleoenvironmental and geoarchaeological sampling for reconstructing ancient landscapes and ecosystems.
• Study of the Neolithization process, Prehistory of the Mediterranean countries.
• Study of prehistoric technology combining use-wear analysis of stone artefacts.
• ERC Research field: SH6-2 & SH6-3; SCOPUS Subject area: Earth and Planetary Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Science, Multidisciplinary


• optical microscopes, see list available at the Department of Civilizations and Forms of Knowledge (CFS laboratory).

Teaching in Heritage Science

• 2 courses of Prehistoric Archaeology (6 CFU+6CFU)


• Member of the Collegio dei Docenti del Dottorato Regione Toscana “Pegaso” in Scienze dell’Antichità e Archeologia;
• Responsible of the Laboratory of Prehistory, Department of Civilizations and Forms of Knowledge;
• Reviewer for Archaeometry, Journal of Archaeological Sciences, Quaternary International, PlosOne, Geoarchaeology, Journal of Field Archaeology;
• Member of the Greek-Italian archaeological expedition on Limnos island (Greece) and Grevena (Pindus-Greece) survey project.

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